The ‘Power Pose’ That Could Change Your Life.

Posture is Paramount.
― Cindy Ann Peterson

One lovely weekend, i was watching one of my favourite TV Series – Greys Anatomy when a scene came on and Amelia Sheperd (a neurosurgeon practising at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, portrayed by Caterina Scorsonetook a few minutes before a life threatening surgery to pose. ‘You will not only feel more confident but you will perform measurably better.‘ She said.

Most people who hadn’t heard about the power pose before watching that scene may have wondered if Amelia was just acting based on the script or if the “Super Hero Pose” as she called it, could actually effect our lives as claimed.
After watching the show, the scene piqued my curiosity and just before i left home for an important meeting with a top investor aka ‘shark’ the next day, i stood akimbo with my head up and assumed position for a few minutes. Ladies, all i can say is if you’ve never given it a try, you should!
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Curious to know more about this Super Hero aka #PowerPose, i did a search online and found a great presentation given at TED by Harvard Business School professor and Social psychologist Amy Cuddy about Power Posing. Certain “power poses” don’t just change how others perceive you…” Professor Cuddy says. “…they immediately change your body chemistry…and these changes affect the way you do your job and interact with other people.”

She concluded her talk with a startling revelation about herself, one that led her to choke up momentarily. Then the talk ended in a standing ovation. Watch Amy Cuddy’s 21 minute TED Talk here.

Cindy Ann Peterson – author of ‘My Style, My Way‘ also talks about the power posture in her book, saying our nonverbal behavior (including posture) gives away our inner personality and reflects our inner attitude. Also, when

interviewing for a job remember. Poor posture shows uncertainty and a lack of confidence and ability. Good posture conveys confidence and an air of capability. Overall, Posture is paramount to our future.

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More Benefits of Power Posing;
– Builds Confidence
– Awakens Inner Value
– Lifts our Mood
– Makes people see us as powerful

Have you ever tried “Power Posing“? Did it work?
It takes just a few minutes to do it so please give it a try and share your experience in the comments section below.

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